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officious

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adjective
  • too ready or willing to give orders, offer advice or help, or use one's authority; bossy and interfering [Barron]
  • volunteering one's services where they are neither asked nor needed; meddlesome [Taisha]
  • too eager or ready to help, offer advice [Nandigam]

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